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English noun: standstill

1. standstill (state) a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

SamplesReached an impasse on the negotiations.

Synonymsdead end, deadlock, impasse, stalemate

Broader (hypernym)situation

2. standstill (event) an interruption of normal activity

Synonymsstand, tie-up

Broader (hypernym)halt, stop

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